Breed: Dobermann

Family: Utility dog

Nationality: German

Weight (kg): 30 - 45
Size (cm): 63 - 72
Hair type: short, smooth and lustrous

Origin and History: The breed was created by a German tax collector to impress thieves and disgruntled taxpayers. It comes from the cross between the rottweiler, a black shepherd and fiery Thuringian, the pinscher, the Great Dane and the shepherd of Beauce.

Personality: Vivid, courageous, vigorous, vigilant, impulsive, protective.

Known health issues: hip dysplasia, stomach torsion, cancer, von Willebrand disease, hypothyroidism, heart disease, liver disease.

Hereditary illness

• von Willebrand disease
• Cardiomyopathy (dilated heart disease)
• Dysplasia (developmental anomaly) of the hip and elbow
Patellar dislocation (patella)
• Narcolepsy (abrupt and irresistible sleep access)
• Blindness (lack of vision) congenital


Predisposition to diseases

• Hypothyroidism (decreased hormone production by the thyroid gland)
• Cataracts
• Wobbler syndrome (degeneration of the spinal cord)
• Granuloma licking (inflammation bump on the skin caused by excessive licking)
• Prostate diseases
• Dilation / gastric torsion (stomach)
• Demodecie (infection of the skin by the parasite Demodex)
• Hormonal urinary incontinence (sterilized females)
• Chronic hepatitis by copper accumulation
• Dysplasia (retinal developmental abnormality)
• Distichiasis (row of supernumerary eyelashes that point to the cornea)
• Follicular dysplasia (developmental abnormality)
• Peripheral Neuropathy (Doberman Dancing Disease)
• Myxomatous synovial tumor
• Congenital deafness and vestibular disorder
• Juvenile kidney disease
• Atherosclerosis